Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Daily Republic of Mitchell, South Dakota. It’s titled Evolution is a false religion being taught. We’ll give you a few excerpts, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and some bold font for emphasis. As we usually do, we’ll omit the writer’s name and city. Okay, here we go:
The theory of evolution makes me so angry. I was wondering if anybody thinks about the first two syllables of the word and sees what it sounds like: Evil.
Hey, that’s right! When you stop to think about it, it’s eeeee-vil-u-tion. This is going to be a great letter. Here’s more:
People have made evolution an idol. They worship it. If anybody looks up the word religion in the dictionary, they will find the meaning of it is any system of faith and worship, and the people that teach it do worship it.
The letter-writer knows exactly what he’s talking about! Let’s read on:
Therefore, if they worship it, it’s a religion, and if it’s a religion, what about the new socalled law of separation of church and state? They should not be able to teach this false religion in the schools any more than they forbid the true, Christian religion.
Yeah — why are they allowed to teach evolution and not the true religion? We love this letter! It continues:
I want to reiterate [so soon?], they are teaching a false religion in our schools. And, it says in the Bible that if anyone causes a little one to stumble it would be better for them that a milestone [sic] would be hung about their neck and tossed into the sea than to face what they’re going to have to face.
You’ve been warned, dear reader. Stop causing the little ones to stumble! Let’s keep reading:
I don’t believe that the religion evolution should be taught in schools. Also, I believe that the religion Christianity should be taught in schools.
Somehow we already guessed that was his opinion, but it’s good to have it clarified. Here’s how he ends the letter:
Something else I think everybody should think about: it also talks in the Bible about how in the end days people will be calling good evil and evil good.
Well! That was certainly a refreshing letter. It had none of the usual mumbo-jumbo about specified complexity, being Expelled!, “Were you there?,” micro-macro, or strengths and weaknesses. Just plain old fashioned, in-your-face, bible-based rejection of science. Why can’t they all be this honest?
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